Another excellent crop of prints was presented at this session, this time on the subject of “Landscape”. We even ended up having a discussion as to what “Landscape Photography” meant: it’s interesting to look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape_photography which includes comments like: Continue reading Landscapes & Judging photographs
At todays meeting members displayed another great crop of photographs on the subject of People. It was interesting to see a number of photographs taken on mobile phones and compact cameras, providing evidence again that you don’t have to be using heavy metal to take good shots.
The skills session was on the available exposure modes – Fully Auto, Programme, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. We discussed what the modes meant, and when you might want to use them.
Notes relating to this skills session (and many other topics) can be found on our More about Photography page.
At its pre-Christmas meeting in addition to mince pies and other festive goodies the Photography group held its annual competition. We were pleased to welcome John Minter, who is on the regional committee of the Royal Photographic Society, back as judge again this year. John provided some very useful comments on what was good and what could be improved on the photographs, as well as insights into what judges are looking for. Continue reading Photography Group’s annual competition
We had an excellent crop of members’ prints on the theme of buildings, with everyone picking out a photograph (not their own!) that they particularly liked. This exhibition shows that we clearly have too much money in our pockets, judging by the wide range of locations from around the world that were included. Continue reading Photography – buildings; and photos from camera to computer
Once again our U3A Photography Group, with the addition of a couple of friends, has raised over £1000 for local charities, we challenge any other Group to beat us, over £4000 in three years. How? We took over 1000 photographs during the Kop Hill Climb, at least 4 of every entrant and allowed Princes Risborough Rotary to sell them. We think we have a right to be proud!
Bernard stressed that his talk would mainly cover the use of near-infrared (NIR), but also to some extent mid IR (MIR) & far IR (FIR); on the UV side, the talk would focus on Near UV (the UVA and UVB bands). Continue reading Science & application of photography in the infrared & ultraviolet – Bernard Foot
The Peter Dixon/Tony Roberson stranglehold on the Photography Group’s Annual competition was broken this year when it was won by Tim Addison with Tony Roberson and Tony Hennel close behind.
The rules of the competition are that up to 3 prints can be submitted of any subject. They must have been taken this year and can be any shape but the minimum dimension is 8” (so 8” x 10” is OK, but 8” x 6” is NOT OK). The prints must be mounted on suitable board/card and can be double mounted to create a frame or window around the print. Editing is allowed without limit but if one image is pasted into another image both must be originals.
We were delighted to have John Minter, an experienced photographer and independent of the U3A, as the judge. John had inciteful comments and helpful things to say about all the entries. Well done to all who entered.
After the cup was presented the group shared seasonal refreshments.
Having exhibited some of its work at the January General Meeting the Photographic Group was pleased to welcome several new members. In the hope that this will continue, the group will be relocating from above the Bead Shop to the Methodist Church Hall from next month. We are grateful to Tony from the Bead Shop for making us so welcome over the past few months.
After a few years of Tony Roberson dominance the Photography Group’s annual competition was won by Peter Dixon.